Stunning Icona Vulcano to debut at Pebble Beach 2015

Chinese brand Icona's 670bhp hypercar will be shown at Pebble Beach in near production form

It's been two years since we first saw the dramatic Icona Vulcano concept at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show.Things have been quiet ever since, but now it seems the Chinese hypercar will be hitting this year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The difference this time, according to the fledgling Icona brand, is that this Vulcano will be take another step towards production with styling and powertrain changes, detailed in this design sketch video.

Bold original claims of two thumping powertrain options have been toned down a bit. The concept was said to be available with a petrol V12 and single electric motor sending 937bhp to the rear, or a twin-turbo V6 and twin electric motors with a total output of 858bhp.

This year's car will instead come with the 670bhp supercharged V8 engine from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Icona claims it is able to fire from 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds and go on to a top speed of 220mph.

The striking looks, created by designer Samuel Chuffart, are formed by a body made largely from titanium and a chassis underneath from carbon-fibre. We'll know more about the bonkers Vulcano at this year's Pebble Beach event, which kicks off this Sunday.

Most Popular

Appreciating cars: classic cars that go up in value
Appreciators: Renault 5
Features

Appreciating cars: classic cars that go up in value

Looking to invest in a modern classic? Here are some cars destined to appreciate in value
4 May 2021
Ford Escort XR3: we drive the hot hatch pioneer
Ford Escort XR3
Ford

Ford Escort XR3: we drive the hot hatch pioneer

Hot hatches democratised performance, and one of the pioneers, the Ford Escort XR3, is now over 40 years old
5 May 2021
New 2022 Skoda Fabia grows in size and gets tech boost
Skoda Fabia - front
Skoda Fabia

New 2022 Skoda Fabia grows in size and gets tech boost

The new fourth-generation Skoda Fabia supermini is expected to hit UK showrooms early in 2022
4 May 2021